Thursday, July 26, 2007

Asus EEE atau Medison Celebrity?

Belum genap sebulan posting Harry Sufehmi mengajak belanja laptop 200$ dari Asus (yang disambut dengan sangat antusias oleh lebih dari 800 orang), tiba-tiba muncul pesaing yang lebih menggiurkan: Medison Celebrity. Harganya hanya 150$, dengan spek yang sangat menarik.

Asus EEE Pc 701 Medison Celebrity
price 199 150
processor Intel Pentium M 900 Mhz Intel Celeron M 1.5 Ghz
display size 7” 14”
display resolution ? 1280 x 768
RAM 512 MB DDR2-400 256 MB
RAM max ? 1 GB
storage 4 GB SSD 40 GB PATA
video controller Intel 910 VIA PN800
NIC 10/100 Mbps ethernet 10/100 Mbps ethernet
modem 56k -
wifi 802.11b 802.11g
USB 3x USB 2.0 3x USB 2.0
PCMCIA - 1x Type II
camera 0.3 Mpixel -
audio HDA, builtin speaker + mic AC'97 2.2, builtin speaker + mic
battery 5200 mAh 4 cell 4000 / 4400 mAh 6 cell
dimension 225×165×21~35 mm 333×243×24~33 mm
weight 890 g 2200 g
Jadi, pilih mana?

Hati-hati, ada kemungkinan Medison Celebrity adalah scam

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Berbalas Pantun Di Milis Kernel Linux

Rusty Russel menulis kode untuk lguest dengan gaya yang unik. Lguest adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak alternatif virtualization untuk Linux.

Patch yang dikirim Rusty Russel dikomentari oleh Andrew Morton:

But I worry that you're proposing adding what appears to be new Documentation-related machinery and infrastructure when there's already increased activity in that area from other people and we might all be headed in different directions and stuff.

So first I think we'd best form a kernel kommittee and mull this for a while (preferably months) to screw you around as much as poss, OK? ;)
yang ditimpali oleh Linus Torvalds:
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Indeed, no code changes, and I feel strongly that it should go into
> 2.6.23 because it's *fun*. And (as often complained) there's not
> enough poetry in the kernel.

There's a reason for that.

There once was a lad from Braidwood
With a wife and a hatred for FUD
He hacked kernels for fun,
couldn't get them to run.
But he always felt that he should.
dan dibalas tanpa rasa takut:
There once was a virtualization coder,
Whose patches kept getting older,
Each time upstream would drop,
His documentation would slightly rot,


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Source Tree Kernel Linux x86 32-bit dan 64-bit Mulai Digabung

The topic of sharing more x86 code has been discussed on LKML a number of times. Various approaches were discussed and we decided to advance the discussion by implementing a full solution that brings the transition to a shared tree to completion.

Warning: our approach is quite a bit more extreme than what has been suggested before.

The core idea behind our project is simple to describe: we introduce a new arch/x86/ and include/asm-x86/ file hierarchy that includes all the existing 32-bit and 64-bit x86 code and allows the building of either a 32-bit (i386) kernel or a 64-bit (x86_64) kernel.

In this initial implementation the old arch/i386 and arch/x86_64 trees are removed _immediately_, in the same commit, and all future x86 development goes on in the new, shared tree. So the transition right now is one atomic operation.

As a next step we plan to generate a gradual, fully bisectable, fully working switchover from the current code to the fully populated arch/x86 tree. It will result in about 1000-2000 commits. We are releasing our current solution because it 100% represents the finally resulting arch/x86 source tree already, and we first wanted to make sure that the new architecture layout works fine and folks are happy before we go and do the (even more complex) fine-grained work.

A git tree is available from:


One (large!) combo patch is available at:

the patch is against this upstream -git head:

commit ede13d81b4dda409a6d271b34b8e2ec9383e255d

It makes little sense to apply this patch to anything else because these architectures are such a fast-moving target....

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ayo Jadi Astronom Amatir

Astronomers are inviting members of the public to help them make major new discoveries by taking part in a census of one million galaxies.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Driver Printer Epson LQ-2170 untuk Ubuntu Feisty

Hari Minggu yang lalu, saya berusaha mencetak ke Epson LQ-2170 dari Ubuntu Feisty. Search kesana kemari tidak ketemu info yang ces-pleng. Setelah mencoba berbagai driver LQ- (LQ-2550, LQ-850, ...) lainnya dan melakukan test-print, ternyata yang paling cocok adalah driver generik Epson 24-pin series. Case closed!

Launchpad Goes Open Source! Yeah!

What is Storm?
Storm is an object-relational mapper (ORM) for Python developed at Canonical. The project has been in development for more than a year for use in Canonical projects such as Launchpad, and has recently been released as an open-source product.

Longer release statement here

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Buku Mahal Tentang Olahraga Mahal

To be released in autumn this year, the Formula 1 Opus is a celebration of Formula One motor racing.
It comes with a suitably aspirational F1 price tag of UK £3,000.
There will be only a limited number of only 100 Champions Editions, which will include a signature page hand signed by every living world champion driver. This edition will be protected in a carbonfibre clamshell case and will be offered for UK £20,000.

Pada kurs sekarang, dengan 1£ sekitar Rp 18.180, harga buku tersebut sekitar 54 juta (versi murah) dan 363 juta (versi mahal).

Masih untung nonton lewat TV gak mahal juga :D